Thursday, January 31, 2013

Snowed In Color Palette

Snowed In Color Palette

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wow Us Wednesday

Hello everyone. Welcome to all the new linkers; I hope you will return often! I really got carried away with all the great links from last week. Here goes! 


With A Blast had a couple of links I loves; How to get your Sites Pin Count (which I did immediately :)  and a ......

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sewing With the Kids

Sewing is a skill that has served me well. It has helped out in time of need when money was tight, helped me make special one of a kind gifts, and has provided me with an abundant outlet for creativity. Kids that learn to sew also learn to have patience and self confidence. I think that all kids should learn some basic sewing. Here are my post about sewing with my grand kids.

First sewing lessons don't need to be hard. Here's how I first began to teach my grand daughters to sew. 
Here's another child's beginner's lesson.
The second sewing lesson is here; and yet another lesson with three of the kids. 
The kids can make their own doll's too, or a car or animal using this technique.

Check out a few of my favorite sewing books for kid's at my Amazon Store.

I link at these parties.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Grandparent's Say It Saturday


It's a rainy day here in sunny AZ. No not typical but it's nice to have. Of course I will be ready for it all to leave by tomorrow and return the sunshine to us. It seems the weather has been a little wonky around the nation this winter. Sort of can't make up it's mind what season it is or something. Where ever you are I hope you are enjoying this Saturday morning. Please take a few minutes to read our linkers here and enjoy their stories too. It's so good to have you here :)

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This is a link up for older bloggers; you don't need to be a grandparent to ink up. Link up to three post, not to your home page, and link that back to Family Home and Life. While you are here I hope you will visit the other linkers and come back to see who links up later. We all love comments! No Etsy shops or giveaways please. This link closes on Monday night. 
Be sure to visit Lisa at Grandma's Briefs to join her linky, GRAND Social, on Mondays. Thank you for linking up with me!








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Friday, January 25, 2013

Re-Purposing Pool Noodles


Remember that garage sale stuff I bought a while back? There were a couple of Pool Noodles in the pile that I re-purposed. It was fun and I found several uses for them around the house.  I could have used a few more!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Icicles Color Palette



Icicles Color Palette


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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wow Us Wednesday

Hello everyone. Thanks for coming by today. I can't wait to see all the things you link up. Here are my favs from last week.

Craftiments has a wonderful decorating idea that could also be a science project :)
The Homespun linked up her easy and frugal Easy Skillet Linguini. Looks so good!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Some of my Favorites from 2012

Here are six of my favorite post from 2012.

1. I love this Tooth Fairy Pillow Book I made for my grand daughter.

2. Here's how to easily  personalize a clock for yourself or a gift. I used a vintage graphic from the Graphics Fairy on one clock.

3. Butter Buns; need I say more?

4. I really loved designing and making this cloth Photo Album. It was fun and turned out great.

5. I am having more fun making these Pancakes different ways. Use apple sauce or any fruit puree, use oil instead of cream cheese, add more flour and switch up the spices. Very versatile and so good.

6. I like making my own scrapbook papers using PicMonkey. It's a great creative outlet and it was free;  PicMonkey now charges for some of it's features.  I have used Ribbet on occasion too.


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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Grandparent's Say It Saturday

Happy Saturday! It has warmed up here to normal AZ winter weather temps and I am glad! You could tell I'm an AZ native when I wear two pairs of sweats and turn the house temp to 74 degrees all because we dipped to freezing temperatures this last week. I know I am a light weight and I wouldn't make it in a colder climate. It's good to see 60 plus degrees again! How are you enjoying your winter weather?


Friday, January 18, 2013

Soft, Spreadable Butter



I love butter; I've never been a big fan of margarine. Butter is better for you than margarine too. Haven't you seen that email forward that's been going around for years or maybe the article on Facebook about the horrors of margarine? No? Well check this out, or this. Ok, are you convinced butter is better?

There are a couple of problems with using butter however. Straight out of the fridge it's 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Please Vote!


Family Home and Life has been nominated for the SeniorHomes.com 2013 Best Senior Living Awards! The contest aims to identify the best resources–both online and off–for older adults as well as the caregivers and professionals who serve them. I am are thrilled to be nominated for this award and I need your votes to move on to the final round!
To vote for FHL, “like” FHL on our nominee page here. Both Facebook "likes" and Google +1s are counted as votes, so vote twice – if you want! Thank you for voting for the 2013 Best Senior Living Award!

 Thanks again :)



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Winter Landscape Color Palette


Winter Landscape Color Palette


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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wow Us Wednesday

Hello everyone, welcome to this weeks Wow Us Wednesday! I'm really glad to have you, please check out all the great links today and link up your own. Come back next week to see if you were featured :)
Chocolate Chocolate and More made some yummy Fried Lemon Pies.
Erin Branscom wrote about Simplifying School Morning Routines.
What Happens at Grandma's made fun Pop Up A Snowman!


Monday, January 14, 2013

PicMonkey for Kids



Hey kids, want to have some fun using the computer with PicMonkey? It's really easy to do and you can make lots of fun pictures. All you need are shapes and colors to create with and *PicMonkey will make them for you; you will just need to choose them. Let's get started! 

Start with a blank picture by scanning a blank sheet of paper into your computer. (or make a copy of any photo, it will be covered anyway, just make sure it is a copy )  Open a window in *PicMonkey, click 'Edit a Photo' and up load your blank paper scan. Then.....

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Grandparent's Say It Saturday


Good grief! I sat down for a minute to see what's happening on the blog and remembered  'it's Friday night' !!! Yikes, where's my post for Saturday? This week was.....well what was this week? Because of some changes in my adult kids work schedules with the beginning of this new year I have really been put to use.  I had grand kids 12 hours a day for 4 days straight, and 8 hours today (Friday).  With the long days I also was responsible for getting the oldest to school a couple of days, with several other kids in tow I might add; and picking her up from school with before mentioned kids in tow. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Saving Money at Home

I am looking back on some of my past post. I hope you will look with me!


Looking for ways to save money? 


Save money, the environment and protect your families health by making your own cleaning products; check here also. The scrubbing sponge? Might not be what you think.  Use this idea to keep your feet looking good and save on Pedicures.


Make your own Sugar or Salt Scrub for you or as gifts.




Find out where to buy spices to save money with this post. 
Think microwave popcorn is too expensive? Make your own
A lot of money savings by shopping sales and planning menu's; here's how I do it.
Here's my two cents worth on why I buy certain things from the grocery store. 
Under my Label Saving Money there are a lot more porjects and ideas for you.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wow Us Wednesday

This week I have gotten back on schedule with most things and I am a tired Gramma at the end of the day! I love to have a routine and a plan. Yes, I am very tired at the end of the day but it's a good tired. I'm so glad to have you here!

Table for 7 , yummy and easy Crockpot Chicken Sloppy Joe's.
 Mary's Kitchen posted Basil Lemonade because citrus is in season and this looks so good.
Our Old Homestead has a recipe for Orange Creamsicle Fruit Dip; I say ditch the fruit and give me a spoon! :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Re-purposed Ribbon Storage





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You all know that I love to re-purpose and use what I already have.  I went thrifting and found some things I could re-purpose at a yard sale. I paid five dollars for it all. Here is the first item I re-purposed....

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Grandparent's Say It Saturday


Good morning! How are you all doing this fine day? I am proud of myself.....I actually got around to all of you who linked up last week to comment! I typically have a little extra time between Christmas and New Years and I like to use that time to do things around my house that I can't do or don't have the time to do when all the grand kids are around. Some how I always fool myself into thinking I have more time than I really do. I really didn't get a thing done this last week except those comments :) Oh well, I can try again another time; all those projects seem to wait for me. How about you? Do you take it easy after the Holidays or are you busy with after Christmas sales, cleaning and organizing or something else?

Friday, January 4, 2013

Things to do With the Kids


I am having a look back at some of my post from the past years. I hope you will look with me too.


*Need something to occupy kids old enough to use the computer? Check out this painting app Jackson Pollack style. You can print them out or save to your computer.


*Everyone should make this bread with the kids; you can't go wrong with it and they will have a blast!


*Ok, I know Easter is a not on the horizon yet but who says kids can't still hunt eggs indoors? No eggs? Use blocks or other small items that you can hide.

*How about an indoor scavenger hunt? Easy to set up and lots of fun. 

*Ever had Cornflake Balls? You know the kids will love these.




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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wow Us Wednesday

Welcome to Wow Us Wednesday, the first link up of the new year here at Family Home and Life. Thank you for stopping by! I know a lot of you have new goals and plans for the coming year. I would love to tell you that I do too and I have it all figured out and that I am ready to hit the ground running........but that is not the case. I always take a bit of a breather after Christmas and then give myself some time to make new plans. I have some ideas, but nothing in the works yet. Stay tuned to see what happens!



Wesens Art made some really nice book boxes, very creative and very cool!
Love Bakes Good Cakes has a delicious recipe for Red Velvet Pancakes. Yum!
A Bunch of Bishops has the cutest idea for a Tic Tac Toe game. Love it!


The most clicked link was.....Second Chance to Dream;  Barb gave us a free printable worksheet for our new year goals. I love this one because she has a well rounded goal sheet. Thanks Barb!

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If you have been featured, please choose the button you like best.
Wow Us Wednesday is a linky for:
  • All items, projects or ideas made by you, please don't link post about another blogs projects or photos.... crafts, art, photography, furniture re-dos, organizational feats, recipes, money saving tips, decorating ideas, party plans, you name it! Please don’t forget to link back with text link or button!
  • Please consider following me, and visit some other linkers and comment there too. 
  • Link up to three specific post, not your blog home page. No Etsy shops or giveaways, please!
I love to feature projects I choose and share them the following week here and on Facebook - by submitting a link to this party you are allowing authorization for your project to be featured with a photo from your post. I also Pin all Features. Featured links will include a photo and a link back to the originating site.


Mason Jar Link Up Here!

**I have an on going Mason Jar link up in the Pantry there in my right column. Please also add your post using Mason jars there any time. **







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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I am looking forward to this new year and all it will bring. Best Wishes to you and yours; may all your dreams come true this coming year :) Be blessed!






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